Arcam or Rotel?

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Shannon S., Apr 17, 2005.

  1. Shannon S.

    Shannon S. Stunt Coordinator

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    I am in the market to buy a new receiver this summer. I have narrowed down the possibilities to either the Arcam AVR 300 or the Rotel RSX-1067. I am looking for the best sound in music, but will use my system for playing a lot of movies too.
    I would not mind hearing some opinions on other receivers that could match either of these either.
    thanks.
     
  2. PaulDA

    PaulDA Cinematographer

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    Both are very nice, but in my subjective opinion, I'd go with the Arcam.
     
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    Scott_N Second Unit

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    The Rotel is better than most receivers for music but the AVR-300 is the most musical receiver i've heard at any price. It's on the same level as some of their integrated amps with 2-channel music IMO.
     
  4. Andrew Pratt

    Andrew Pratt Producer

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    Given that budget I'd actually recomend the 1056 and 1080 power amp. You'll get much better 2 channel performance that way and excellent movie reproduction (redirect the fronts to the back and run it in 7.1 mode)
     
  5. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

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    IMHO, Arcam will sound better with music between the two AVRs.
     
  6. Ashlee Lee

    Ashlee Lee Auditioning

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    I have a parasound c2 preamp and is looking to upgrade to something better,should I buy arcam av8 or statement 1?any ideas.
     
  7. Scott_N

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    The Arcam AV8 is as good a pre/pro soundwise as any of the best i've heard from Lexicon, Theta and Meridian. I haven't heard the Statement 1.
     

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